Jill Stein Raises Enough Money To Force Wisconsin Recount - Michigan & Pennsylvania Up Next

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A couple of days ago we wrote about a group of scientists, which included voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, who announced they had found "persuasive evidence" that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked.  Of course, they presented absolutely no evidence to support their startling claim other than to point out that Clinton received, on average, 7% fewer votes in counties that used electronic voting machines rather than optical scanners and paper ballots.

Apparently that was all the evidence that Jill Stein needed to be convinced that she might have a chance in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan where she received 1.1%, 0.8% and 1.1% of the vote, respectively.  So she started an online funding campaign to raise the millions of dollars required to force the recounts.  

Jill Stein


We joke, of course, as Jill Stein's effort to raise money for recounts in WI, PA and MI is obviously being done on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign.  It's a very clever approach (we would expect nothing less) as it allows Hillary to maintain the high road as the gracious loser while allowing someone else to play the bad guy...typical Clinton politics really.

So, in less than 1 day, Jill Stein raised over $3mm, which is more than the $2mm needed to force a recount in Wisconsin.  While she attributed the accomplishment to "the power of grassroots organizing," we would tend to be a little more skeptical and would love to see exactly where those donations came from.  Then again, maybe we're wrong and there really are just that many disaffected snowflakes out there willing to blow their money on an extreme long shot.

"Congratulations on meeting the recount costs for Wisconsin. Raising money to pay for the first round so quickly is a miraculous feat and a tribute to the power of grassroots organizing," her campaign said.


"Now that we have nearly completed funding Wisconsin's recount (which is due on Friday), we can begin to tackle the funding for Michigan's recount (due Monday) and Pennsylvania's recount (due Wednesday)."


Stein said Wednesday that many Americans are wondering if the election results were reliable after a "divisive and painful" race and reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts.


"These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified,” she said in a statement released by her campaign.

Jill Stein


Meanwhile, what the "scientists" and the hopeful NY Mag didn't report, is exactly which counties in Wisconsin used electronic voting machines vs. paper ballots.  As anyone can easily see by taking a look at the election breakdown in Wisconsin, Trump's margins of victory were over 40 points in multiple rural counties.  So while 7% may seem like huge margin to a bunch of disaffected Hillary voters, it's not unreasonable at all once you start to dig into the details.

Jill Stein


And, of course, Trump won most of the counties in Wisconsin outside of the major population centers.

Jill Stein


But lets not allow logic to get in the way...onward to Pennsylvania and Michigan!

She is also hoping to raise $500,000 for filing fees in Pennsylvania and $600,000 for fees in Michigan.


The total cost of the effort in the three states could be as high as $7 million, her campaign said.

Of course, this all comes after months of Hillary and the left lecturing Donald Trump over his refusal to blindly accept the results of the election....something she repeatedly called "a direct threat to our democracy."


Meanwhile, it didn't take long for liberal elites around the country to completely reverse their rhetoric on challenging election results.  Here are some of Paul Krugman's before and after thoughts:

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J S Bach's picture

Oh boy, here it comes.  Bring it on you commie bastards.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Nice to see Jill Stein carrying the water for the newly disenfranchised.

Never waste a manufactured crisis. Simply offshore the manufacturing.

anarchitect's picture

Curious, given that Stein said Hillary could easily cause a nuclear war with Russia.

dexter_morgan's picture

Not really....she's one of the tribe, knows goyim are stupid and easily manipulated.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

This election was totally rigged against Hillary! First, we had the false accusations about her emails, which were debunked and rejected by the FBI and attorney general, and now finally Trump has had to admit that there is not enough evidence for a case. Then we had the Russians hacking into Democratic servers and attempting to use the stolen Wikileaks documents to smear Hillary – thankfully most media outlets wisely ignored this attempt to rig our elections. And finally, there is evidence from multiple accredited sources that Russia actually hacked our election results to put Trump in the white house. How did the result turn out to be so different from the accredited polls? Russian hacking is the only explanation.


rejected's picture


Post doesn't even rate a reply....

Merry Christmas!!!

Sofa King's picture

How does he type that much with that huge dildo in his ass.  Isn't he uncomfortable?

847328_3527's picture

Jill Stein is a nut job. One of her platforms is a $20 trillion tax on white people for reparation to the dindus.


MANvsMACHINE's picture

How much did Stein raise for her entire campaign? Probably less than $3 million.

Manthong's picture

I used to have a little respect for Jill Stein.

But I guess her narcissism trumps pragmatism.

That actually is not appearing to be the case with Trump.

But once again, they (the Clintonians) had better be careful of what they wish for.

The governors of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are all Republicans and I would wager that they assure the real vote fraud in those blue counties is uncovered… and it ain’t gonna be by supporters of Trump.

Hoisted by his own petard” definition.

It might well turn out like THIS.


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letsit (not verified) Manthong Nov 24, 2016 12:15 PM

Not too farfetched to believe that BILLIONAIRE Trump and his MONEY buddies bought the election.

beauticelli's picture
beauticelli (not verified) letsit Nov 24, 2016 12:16 PM

I bet the rascal did.

stizazz's picture

Not beyond the realms of possibility.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) stizazz Nov 24, 2016 1:00 PM

I don't understand the logic.

First, Jill Stein labeled Hillary dangerous to be President in the last days of the election and hammered her hard on that.  So, why is she leading this recount fiasco?  It won't benefit her in the least.

Second, if the fault or hacking was with the electronic voting machines how do you recount a voting machine with no paper record?

A later article I read said they thought the problem was at the precinct level with the reporting of the numbers.  But, how can that be?  Can't precincts make use of a calculator or computer or are they just ignorant?

Oh well.  I think deadlines are this Friday and next Wednesday to request recounts.  But, it sounds like the Snowflakes are grasping at straws to me.


NoDebt's picture

Jill, I'll be interested to see if you're the one person who got in bed with the Clintons and didn't rise up with fleas.  Just being NEAR them kills most normal people.  Strong people usually survive but with grave injuries.  Good luck with your new "buddy" Hillary.  


MsCreant's picture

Not fleas, VD.

HPV. Jill will soon have a hole in her tongue if she is not careful.

pkrstr9's picture

She's from Chicago. Connect the dots...

Ballin D's picture

The election fraud toward Hillary in the CA primaries was done largely with paper votes. Stein very well could be twisting a knife in the dying democratic party knowing that a 7% Hillary advantage in paper votes more than likely indicates fraud on her part.


Or she's just a lunatic.

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The Saint (not verified) Ballin D Nov 24, 2016 3:40 PM

Unless there is a recount, Michigan votes will be Certified Monday.

Trump won by less than 11,000 votes!

  • Donald J. Trump, Republican: 2,279,543 
  • Hillary Clinton, Democratic: 2,268,839
ali_baba's picture

Jill Stein is one of the good jews. Not often you can say that. She's just a bit misled in this instance. Fair play to you Jill

Barney Fife's picture

You keep telling yourself that there is such a thing as a "good jew". I've spent a considerable amount of time on 4Chan and 8Chan and from reading some excellent posters I am convinced that it is both the culture and spirituality of the tribe that makes them an imminent threat to humanity. Joos are perfectly capable of flip flopping their positions in an hour if they think that they can somehow gain advantage over the goy. Stein is a heeb. She cannot by her nature have any good intentions whatsoever. 

bigkahuna's picture

Colorado and Nevada are next correct? Oh wait....

JRobby's picture

More like mid-sentence when they are alerted to where the money is.

Keyser's picture

Let the 'tards have their fun, spend their money and still lose... If they "fix" the vote count, then the subject of 3+ million fraudulent votes by dead people and illegals will be on the table... Bring it... 

Vigilante's picture

..or she got paid by Billary to do it.

land_of_the_few's picture

Did she even wait for Michigan to declare yesterday, before demanding a recount on it? She demanded a recount before it was counted? :P Hillaryous. Actually if she is hoping to expose Hillary this is an excellent sneaky strategy.

beemasters's picture

I think it has to do with principle. While Hillary may not have any, Jill understands it doesn't matter to whose favor the system is rigged. If something doesn't seem right, no one (with moral) should keep quiet....even if it possibly means suffering the consequences of that action.
It's a far-sighted move for a better system - a move that may hurt her politically moving forward.

Gead's picture

No hole. Jill must be auditioning to take over Huma's 'carpet' work. Or maybe, Bill thought, "hmmm, Jill Stein and Huma..... that I'd like to see".

813kml's picture

And all it cost the ClintCons was a fully loaded Prius and a lifetime supply of yarn.

kiss of roses's picture

Yeah, but it was cashmere wool yarn. One has to keep their priorities straight.

Zarbo's picture

That was all before the Clinton Foundation offered to donate to her recount efforts, and her secret off-shore bank account she didn't know she had.

Bad Attitude's picture

The logic for wanting a recount is simple. First, Jill Stein wants to be relevant. Second, the recount will allow tens of thousands of "misplaced" paper ballots to be "found" and counted, to give Hillary the victory to which she believes she is entitled.

Don't forget, recounts and "found" ballots are how that POS Al Franken "won" his election.

Forward (over the cliff)!

detached.amusement's picture

that was the same year the governor & senate elections in CT where we found the purposeful ballot shortage by sos Susan Bycewicz, and then the bags of votes got found in the days after...

Cynicles's picture

"So, why is she leading this recount fiasco?"

How much would it take for you to $ee the light? 

Shropshire Lad's picture

As a professional statistician, I would look to see whether there is a correlation with urban/rural character of each of the counties and whether they use voting machines or paper ballots.  We know that Trump voters were more prevalent in the rural areas and vice-versa,  This might provide a truthful and above board explanation of the alleged fiddle. 

Shropshire Lad's picture

As a professional statistician, I would look to see whether there is a correlation with urban/rural character of each of the counties and whether they use voting machines or paper ballots.  We know that Trump voters were more prevalent in the rural areas and vice-versa,  This might provide a truthful and above board explanation of the alleged fiddle. 

r0mulus's picture

Y'all are getting it wrong. It is a stunt, but Stein and the GP are doing this to stick a fork in the dead Democratic Party.

If the Dems are really that upset, why aren't they funding this?
If the Dems really care about the "integrity of elections", why aren't they funding this?

It's supposed to highlight their resignation and incompetence, personified by Hillary refusing to address her own supporters on election night and sending out mf-ing John Podesta to do a woman's job. Stein and the GP are trying to put them to the sword right now.

I for one applaud their effort here, primarily on those grounds. If they find evidence of voting manipulation, all the better.

Bill of Rights's picture

Wow what a nut job replying to yourself...

MsCreant's picture

It's a sock puppet show! Come on, it's the holidays, it's for the kids!

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) MsCreant Nov 24, 2016 1:54 PM

I don't have any kids...


But if I did, (&/or was young and thinking of a potential MOTHER for bringing any children into the world in the future)...


How could I POSSIBLY think to consider a woman whose 'choice' was to be COGNITIVE DISSONANT about the Clintons, their tight relationship with Podesta, and all the rest of this stuff swirling around that... resolved or unresolved... (& notwithstanding 'THE LAW', because there are no laws when it comes to these types of things that are overwhelmingly beyond circumstantial)...


How could I possibly do that?


I don't even pretend to be the brightest bulb in the room, but I WANT THAT ONE EXPLAINED TO ME.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Soros's Paid Stooges are here. Could you Moron's be any more obvious. 

BarkingCat's picture

Stop talking to yourself .

Joke Heros's picture

One moron with 3 accounts replying to himself.

JamesBond's picture

Release the doner list and lets see if Soros connected individuals and institutions are at the top of the $$ count.



BabaLooey's picture

stizazz, beauticelli and letsit....3 trolls jacking each other off.

Oldwood's picture

Abd Soros, who has been funding protestors as well as many front groups to promote Hillary, NEVER WOULD rig the vote. Obviously he has gotten past his earlier moral failures of selling his neighbors to the nazis, and now is as pure as the driven snow.

knukles's picture

Man, you and I are on the same pages these days!

Shockwave's picture

Goddamn, fuck you and your alt accounts that always post directly afterward. Youre a worthless fucking shit stain, youre not fooling anyone.


Tall Tom's picture





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